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Mobile & Responsive Web Design

Optimize Sites for Tablets, Mobile & More

Websites can be viewed on a variety of devices, from mobile phones, to tablets, to desktop computers. Responsive web design detects a device’s screen size and adapts accordingly.

In this training you will learn about important issues for mobile-optimized websites. Learn to optimize pages so they display properly and download faster on mobile devices, how to deal with Retina (2x) displays, how to use SVG graphics, CSS media queries (break points), mobile optimized navigation, the Bootstrap framework, and more.

This advanced level course is for people who have experience hand coding HTML & CSS. Knowledge equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class is required.

  • Learn to adapt webpages for Mobile, Tablet, and Desktop.

  • Learn to code mobile friendly navigation using only CSS!

  • Use SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to deliver high-resolution graphics that look great and download fast.

  • Learn how to use Bootstrap to rapidly code responsive webpages.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

Responsive v2

To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Flix: Setting the Viewport Meta Tag

Topics

  • The viewport meta tag
  • device-width
  • initial-scale
Flix: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) & .htaccess Files

Topics

  • Adding SVG as an image
  • Setting SVG width & height
  • Configuring the web server’s .htaccess file for SVG
  • Additional configuration with the .htaccess file
Flix: Mobile-Friendly Forms

Topics

  • Input types (search & email)
  • Making CSS background gradients fill the page
Flix: Creating a Scrollable Area

Topics

  • Creating a horizontal scrollable area
  • Optimizing the scrolling for iOS touch devices

Section 2
Flix: Media Queries for Retina/HiDPI Graphics

Topics

  • Using media queries to load hi-res images for Retina/HiDPI displays
Mobile First vs. Desktop First

Topics

  • Mobile first thinking
  • Fluid widths
  • Min-width vs. max-width media queries
Box Model: CSS3 Box-Sizing & Calc()

Topics

  • Reviewing the box model
  • CSS3 box sizing
  • CSS3 calc() function
Jive Factory: Creating a Basic Wireframe

Topics

  • Wireframing the basic Jive Factory layout
  • Setting up “mobile first” media queries
Section 3
Jive Factory: Finishing the Wireframe

Topics

  • Structuring the page for various sizes/devices
  • Min & max-width media queries
  • Using CSS calc() to gain control over fluid layouts
  • Hiding elements for specific sizes/devices
Jive Factory: Creating CSS Gradient Patterns

Topics

  • Editing the visual indicator for each media query
  • Fun with RGBA
  • Anatomy of a CSS gradient
  • Linear-gradients & repeating-linear-gradients
  • Linking to Google’s free web fonts
Jive Factory: Starting the Header

Topics

  • Adding the logo & nav content
  • Styling the logo & nav for various sizes/devices
Section 4
Jive Factory: SVG Sprites & Styling the Header for Desktop

Topics

  • Adding SVG Sprites
  • Styling the logo & nav for various sizes/devices
  • Fixing opacity inheritance
Jive Factory: Final Touches & Limiting Flexible Content

Topics

  • Improving Upcoming Shows on mobile
  • Constraining the design at certain breakpoints
  • Centering the design at certain screen sizes
Jive Factory: Responsive Slideshow

Topics

  • Getting the slideshow working
  • Styling the slideshow content & controls
  • Preventing hidden images from loading

Section 5
Off-Screen Side Nav Using Only CSS

Topics

  • Responsive off-screen navigation
  • Toggling the navigation with a checkbox
  • CSS transitions
Full Screen Backgrounds & Viewport Sizing Units vh & vw

Topics

  • Creating a full screen background
  • Using viewport sizing units vh & vw
  • Vertically aligning content
  • Darkening the background image via CSS
Bootstrap: Getting Started

Topics

  • Adding content & laying out the page
  • Using Bootstrap’s grid system
  • Creating & adjusting columns
  • Adding a navbar & other components
Section 6
Bootstrap: More Elements & Nesting Grids

Topics

  • Adding an email signup form
  • Nesting sections
Bootstrap: Controlling Grids & Layout

Topics

  • Changing the grid at specific sizes
  • Showing & hiding elements at specific sizes
Bootstrap: Creating a Photo Grid

Topics

  • Bootstrap’s fluid container
  • Making images fill the grid
  • Nesting sections

Why Train With Noble?

26 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.


Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.


We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.


We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.


Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.


Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Compare that to other "schools" that have a no-refund policy. Is that even legal? It certainly isn't right. At Noble we treat our students with respect and common sense.


We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.


Our Students Love Us! 2100+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2100 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.